Guys and Dolls: Tickets are now on sale to American Express cardholders
Tickets went on sale to American Express cardholders for the new Broadway production of Guys and Dolls on 12 Nov 2008.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on 27 Nov 2008.
The revival, directed by Des McAnuff - the Tony Award Winning director of Jersey Boys - opens at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre on 1 Mar 2009, following previews from 3 Feb 2009, and currently selling tickets through to 27 Sep 2009.
Guys and Dolls brings to life the Broadway of the 1940's, inhabited by gamblers, nightclub performers and members of the Salvation Army, in search of sinners to cure. The score includes the songs 'Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat', 'Luck Be A Lady Tonight' and 'Take Back Your Mink'.
The musical is based on 'The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown' and 'Blood Pressure,' two short stories by Damon Runyon. It also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories, most notably 'Pick the Winner'.
Lauren Graham (Golden Globe Award nominee for 'Gilmore Girls') will make her Broadway debut playing 'Miss Adelaide,' starring alongside Oliver Platt (Nathan Detroit.) Further casting is still to be announced.
Graham is well known for her critically acclaimed performance as 'Lorelai Gilmore' on 'Gilmore Girls,' for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for 'Best Actress in a Drama Series,' two Screen Actors Guild Awards for 'Outstanding Female Actor in a Drama Series' and two Television Critics Association Awards for 'Individual Achievement in Drama and Comedy.' Her many feature film roles include 'Flash of Genius,' 'Evan Almighty,''Because I Said So' and 'Bad Santa' amongst others.
Platt (Nathan Detroit) returns to Broadway after making his Broadway debut in Conor McPherson's 'Shining City' for which he received a Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor. He can be seen in the following upcoming films: Ron Howard's 'Frost/Nixon' as 'Bob Zelnick'; the Harold Ramis comedy 'The Year One' opposite Jack Black and Michael Cera; Nicole Holofcener's untitled film opposite Catherine Keener; and Roland Emmerich's epic '2012' opposite John Cusack, Thandie Newton and Amanda Peet. He has received Emmy and Golden Globe Nominations for his work in the critically acclaimed Showtime series 'Huff.'
With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, the musical marks the first joint Broadway project by two-time Tony Award winning director Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, 'Urinetown') and choreographer Sergio Trujillo since their collaboration on the Tony Award winning musical Jersey Boys.
Guys and Dolls was first produced on Broadway at the 46th Street Theatre, opening on 24 Nov 1950. It was directed by George S. Kaufman and starred Robert Alda, Sam Levene, Isabel Bigley and Vivian Blaine. The productioin won 5 Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Director, Best Choreography (Michael Kidd), Best Actor (Robert Aida) and Best Festured Actress (Isabelle Bigley).
The musical enjoyed an initial run of 1,201 performances, winning five 1951 Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Director, Best Choreography (Michael Kidd), Best Actor (Robert Aida) and Best Festured Actress (Isabelle Bigley).
The show was revived on Broadway in 1955, 1965, 1977 and 1995.